For the second year in a row, three UBC writers have been nominated for Governor General's Literary Awards.

Keith Maillard, an associate professor in Creative Writing, has been nominated for the English language fiction award for his novel Gloria. Alumnus Anne Fleming, a sessional instructor in Creative Writing is also in the running for the same award for her collection Pool-hopping and Other Stories.

Alumnus Terence Young has been nominated for the poetry prize for his book, The Island in Winter. He earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the university in 1996.

Gov. Gen. Adrienne Clarkson will present the awards on Nov. 16. Winners receive a $10,000 prize.

Last year, MFA graduate Stephanie Bolster earned the Governor General's Award in poetry for White Stone: The Alice Poems. Former UBC writing students Gayle Friesen and Lynn Coady were also nominated in 1998.